Ben Patterson

Freelance Tech Writer, Editor & Journalist
Consumer electronics, smart home, iOS, Android, Mac, Windows & more

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Note: If you’re trying to reach me about a PCWorld or TechHive matter, please send me a message at ben_patterson at idg dot com.

I help people with their technology—from their iPhones and Android phones to their PCs and Facebook privacy settings, you name it—all through clear, friendly and conversational editorial. My product reviews, features, how-tos and buying guides leave readers feeling confident, empowered, and eager to share what they’ve learned.

As a writer, I’ve developed, researched and written hundreds of articles and features for such notable brands as PCWorld,, TIME, CNET, Yahoo!, Men’s Fitness, Mobile Magazine, and more. As an editor, I’ve led teams of writers and built editorial departments from scratch.

I’m always open to new writing opportunities for a brand that’s passionate about its readers and dedicated to high-quality editorial. Please message me if you think we’d be a good match.

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Asus ZenBook Flip 14: A sleek, solid 2-in-1 that’s eclipsed by our favorite

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iOS tip: 10 easy ways to boost your iPhone battery life


Azio Retro Classic Vintage review: a keyboard for serious typists

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An easier way to clean junk files off your Windows PC


Best mobile payment apps: PayPal, Venmo, Square and more

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7 neat & tidy spring cleaning tips for your Mac’s desktop


Acer Swift 1: This cheap ultra-portable skimps on performance

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Turn your house into a smart home with these 8 wireless gadgets

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